Port of London

Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below. Any auction prices quoted may not include all fees and taxes, such as VAT and Artist's Resale Right charges.

Port of London, c. 1920--24

Port of London (aka River Scene?), c.1922
Oil on canvas, 53.3 cm x 74.8 cm

In his memoir Early Years, Roberts describes how, when at school, during a visit to the Tate Gallery he had been impressed by an earlier painting of the Pool of London, Toil, Glitter, Grime and Wealth on a Flowing Tide (1883) by William Lionel Wyllie (1851–1931) (whom Roberts misremembered as Maurice Greiffenhagen).
PROVENANCE: Tate Gallery (T05761, dated c.1920–24)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Chenil Gallery 1923, Newcastle 2004, Tate Britain 2012

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